Displaying items by tag: mobile phone plans

Millions of Australian consumers will pay more for their mobile phone plans after recent price increases by all three big telco companies, according to new analysis by the competition regulator, the ACCC.

Published in Mobility

Mobile phone services provider Amayism has paid a penalty of $126,000 and fellow mobile company, Lycamobile, a penalty of $12,600 for alleged false or misleading representations about their mobile phone plans.

Published in Technology Regulation

Optus has released a range of “build your own” mobile phone plans giving customers the ability to “mix and match a range of features” of their plan by choosing a monthly data amount, international calls and roaming data.

Rival telcos Telstra and Optus have both launched their mobile plan offerings for the new Google Pixel 4 smartphones, each with a raft of offers to tempt consumers buying the new phones.

Vodafone New Zealand has been fined for the fourth time in five years for making false price misrepresentations to customers in breach of the country’s Fair Trading Act.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Optus is again ramping up services to the small business sector, with the release on Tuesday of new plans offering up to 20% discounts on fees to customers who connect to two or more selected business post-paid plans.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Certain Optus mobile plans now offer an all-you-can-eat option video streaming option in addition to the existing unmetered music streaming feature.

Published in Entertainment
Monday, 06 June 2016 10:07

Optus offers free EPL as sign-up bonus

A free 2016/17 season pass to English Premier League (EPL) football is available as a sweetener on Optus postpaid mobile plans as low as $30 a month.

Published in Entertainment
Monday, 19 October 2015 10:06

Coles joins prepaid mobile market

Supermarket giant Coles is offering prepaid mobile plans in conjunction with Optus.

Published in Mobility

Are you feeling sheepy? Do you love the smell of free overseas calls in the morning - or any other time? Then check out Vodafone's Chinese New Year offer.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Multi-national mobile network operator Truphone will soon make its plan inclusions available in a total of 66 countries around the world.

Published in Mobility
Friday, 21 February 2014 09:32

EMO takes the angst out of mobile charging

Software developed by a Sydney-based company promises to make it easier for mobile subscribers to choose the most appropriate plans.

Published in Mobility
Thursday, 10 January 2013 18:11

Vodafone gets antisocial with prepaid customers

Mobile carriers have made a big deal about offering unmetered access to social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, but that seems to be going the way of the 'unlimited' downloads offered by Optus when it launched its Optus@Home cable internet service.

Published in Core Dump
Tuesday, 27 November 2012 00:05

What causes mobile bill shock?

Research conducted by Macquarie University in association with amaysim shows that the common causes of bill shock aren't what you probably expect. And many users suffer bill shock despite not using all the 'included value' their plans promise.

Published in Mobility

Optus is appealing the record fine of $5.26 million imposed by the Federal Court in July for misleading customers through 'headline' advertising.  Whatever the outcome of the appeal, the original decision and fine serve as a timely warning of the risks of headline advertising.

Published in Technology Regulation

New comparison website cuts through the hype allowing consumers to find the best deals in the market; and avoid hefty costs when signing a mobile phone plan.

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